The initial target was to raise $2000 to fund the site development work as well as pay for initial hoosting instead of which the hacktivist group has raised $54,798 as of this writing. $2000 may not have been the actual target funding and is very well below what Anonymous would have actually wanted to sustain the site for long term, but having raised more than $54k from 1309 backers does indicate that Your Anon News site will already have a following at the time of its launch.
Anonymous is planning to host news, reports and blogs from independent online reporters under its, already in use, Your Anon News brand. Anonymous aims to “provide feeds for citizen journalists who livestream events as they are taking place, instead of the 10-second sound bites provided by the corporate media.”
Even though Anonymous is a hacking collective it has never been missed a chance to demonstrate publicly in matters of civil unrest, political tyranny, social security issues and the likes and has remained in main stream media for quite a long time now.
Anonymous has been very vocal about the mainstream media citing traditional structure which according to the group has inherent constraints and has even went onto the extent of dubbing main stream media as nothing but “political and celebrity gossip.”